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swtorconfess:

I want to play the Imperial Agent because everyone talks about how amazing the story is but I can’t get past my annoyance with their combat system to do so.

Sniper or Operative, anon?
I initially went Operative because I couldn’t stand the cover mechanic.  Watching Ze’sire imitate a meerkat (up, down, up, down…) made me dizzy!  After about three levels I remembered why I don’t play stealth melee classes (my rogue has parked in Silverpine Forest for years), and rolled my Operative’s identical twin, Tav’elkana, as a Sniper. 
Sniper doesn’t get really good until level 30, when you get Followthrough.  The playstyle feels awkward and clunky until then.  It starts to come together around 30, and by 50 it’s pure, unadulterated awesome.  If you follow the basic priority system, you’ll seldom dip below 50% energy — which renders the entire energy mechanic fairly irrelevant, IMO. 
I’m not trying to talk you into it, exactly.  I just think that IA is one of those classes takes some time to come into its own, at least in terms of game mechanics.  If you don’t like the first 10 (or 20, or 30…) levels, don’t despair.  I didn’t either.  :)

swtorconfess:

I want to play the Imperial Agent because everyone talks about how amazing the story is but I can’t get past my annoyance with their combat system to do so.

Sniper or Operative, anon?

I initially went Operative because I couldn’t stand the cover mechanic.  Watching Ze’sire imitate a meerkat (up, down, up, down…) made me dizzy!  After about three levels I remembered why I don’t play stealth melee classes (my rogue has parked in Silverpine Forest for years), and rolled my Operative’s identical twin, Tav’elkana, as a Sniper. 

Sniper doesn’t get really good until level 30, when you get Followthrough.  The playstyle feels awkward and clunky until then.  It starts to come together around 30, and by 50 it’s pure, unadulterated awesome.  If you follow the basic priority system, you’ll seldom dip below 50% energy — which renders the entire energy mechanic fairly irrelevant, IMO. 

I’m not trying to talk you into it, exactly.  I just think that IA is one of those classes takes some time to come into its own, at least in terms of game mechanics.  If you don’t like the first 10 (or 20, or 30…) levels, don’t despair.  I didn’t either.  :)

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